Inroads now has three COVID related resources that are available on a rolling basis:
There is more information about each of these on the main page of our website! Please join us on Wednesday 8 July as we answer any and all questions you may have about how to apply for any of these resources at our BYOQ.
In June and July, inroads has open on a rolling basis three COVID related resources: 1) inroads COVID Emergency Funds 2) Request inroads TA or/and 3) Join inroads pool of TA providers! There is more information about each of these on the main page of our website!
At the same time, on Wednesday 10 June, inroads staff is hosting a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Question) Webinar for members to learn about and ask questions around these inroads COVID related resources.
Note: The timing of this session is preferable for people in the Eastern hemisphere.
In the second open house, Ika Ayu of Indonesia invites members to talk about challenges, ideas and suggestions around Accompanying abortions in times of COVID 19. This session is open to everyone whether or not you work as a doula or acompaṇante. This is a learning and dialogue space so please do bring your head and hearts!
We hope you can join the conversation!
Note: The timing of this session is more suitable to members in the Western Hemisphere!
In the first open house, Isabel Perez of Argentina invites members to talk about challenges, ideas and suggestions around Accompanying abortions in times of COVID 19. This session is open to everyone whether or not you work as a doula or acompaṇante. This is a learning and dialogue space so please do bring your head and hearts!
We hope you can join the conversation!
Join Women Spaces Africa (Kenya) and Alliance for Choice (Northern Ireland) as they share experiences of their work to bust Abortions & Disability Stigma through an inroads webinar.
Here is a little bit more about the work that will be shared!
“The Voice Project” by Women Spaces Africa
Girls and young women with Disability especially in Kenya’s urban slums often could not obtain even the most basic information about Safe abortion contributing to its stigma. Women Spaces Africa (WSA) has continuously articulated against this dominant narrative by giving voice and power to Girls and Women with disabilities. WSA being a Women Disability led organization is uniquely positioned to bring the real, first-hand experiences of girls and women living with disabilities and their struggles and to enjoy reproductive rights and multifaceted stigma surrounding their sexual and reproductive needs. This is achieved through implementing the “My Voice Project” which has impacted significantly in reducing abortion stigma through GWWDs meaningful involvement and participation “Nothing about us, without us”.
“Abortion and Disability: The Whispered Conversation” by Alliance for Choice
These sessions are open and honest discussions about reproductive justice for people with disabilities. Abortion stigma exists in many forms as does disability stigma. We challenge abortion stigma through including disabled women’s lived experience and promoting a broader understanding of the relationship between disability and abortion rights.
These human rights do not compete. There is no contradiction between a woman’s right to reproductive choices and a disabled person’s right to independent living choices. However, we also acknowledge that different disabled women will have different requirements in relation to abortion rights and reproductive justice.
*UPDATE: Wednesday 6 November | 9 AM EDT |1 PM UTC
Through this research project, the authors (Ruth Zurbriggen, Nayla Vacarezza, Graciela Alonso, Belen Grosso, María Trpin) expand knowledge on what for some is a controversial issue: Medical abortion during the second trimester of pregnancy. Based on their extensive practice of providing information and accompanying later abortion, the Socorristas have developed this text, which systematically captures their experience and knowledge on the topic.
The book presents the experiences and reflections of 23 women who had second-trimester medical abortions and 16 feminist activists who support and accompany this practice.
The study was conducted by Colectiva La Revuelta, which is part of Socorristas en Red, the national Socorrista network in Argentina. The English translation was supported by Women Help Women and inroads. Join Nayla Vacarezza and Susan Yanow as they present the English version of this research book to inroads members!
Join inroads members from Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and Pakistan as they share their experiences working with creative media and tools to bust abortion stigma and shift cultural views. Hear from members who were awarded inroads seed or iPF grants to work on radio programs, music recordings and edutainment to engage with people in their local and national contexts. Challenges and inspiring successes abound – come with questions and ideas! Featuring: WETEC (Kenya), Governance Links (Tanzania), GIWYN (Nigeria) and Peace Foundation (Pakistan).
Join the conversation with inroads members Na Young and Dr. Yoon of the The Sexual and Reproductive Rights Forum and the Joint Action for Reproductive Justice in South Korea, who played a leading role in the movement that worked towards the monumental court decision on April 11 2019 when the law criminalizing abortion was declared unconstitutional. We will hear about how the movement for abortion built up in South Korea, how an understanding was built of their authentic struggle in order to bust stigma and also how global solidarity played an important role.
Greetings Makers of inroads!
Are you interested in learning more about other inroads members?
Do you have any burning questions about how others are centering stigma in their political movements for reproductive rights and bodily autonomy?
Do you want to know more general info about how to use the inroads Collaboration Workspace?
Do you need any information on how or when to apply for Travel or Technical Assistance from inroads?
This is an opportunity to discuss all that AND MORE#!
From 13:00-14:15 GMT (9am to 10:15am EST) on August 15th 2019, inroads members and staff will gather to:
This session’s Hot Topic Discussion will focus on Political Movements and Activism:
Understanding that abortion stigma does not exist in a vacuum, we hope to explore the ways that members are working within their political contexts to center abortion stigma. What are the political theories that inspire the stigma busting interventions that you are making in your community?
Have a burning question about how others are advocating for policy change that can reduce stigma and improve access to abortion?
Interested in learning about other members?
Want to know more about how to use the inroads Collaboration Workspace?
Want information on how or when to apply for Travel or Technical Assistance from inroads?
This is an opportunity to discuss all that and more!
From 15:00-16:15 GMT (10am to 11:15am EST) on June 20th 2019, inroads members and staff will gather to:
This session’s Hot Topic Discussion & Skill-Share will focus on: exploring ways that we can learn from one another– and even work across borders, to advance our work as abortion restrictions intensify across many regions. What are the skills, best practices, and interventions that we have to offer?